Faison, situated in Duplin County, is a small town made up of .8 square miles.
June 23, 2017
The town is named in honor of Henry Faison, and was originally named Faison's Depot until the 1830's.
The median resident age in Faison is 40 years. The median estimated household income is about $38,000 making it about $10,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $12,500. The average price for a home in Faison is about $76,000 (2015) which is $84,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Faison is 48% White, 38% Hispanic, 1% Two or more races, and 13% other. 68% of the population are high school graduates, with 15% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 45% are married, 8% are divorced, 4% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 37% that have never been married.
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Faison belongs to Duplin County in the south-eastern part of North Carolina. The county was named after Thomas Hay, Viscount Dupplin. Part of the county was used to form Sampson County in 1784. Duplin County has a population of 58,000 and the city Kenansville, with a population of 850, is the county seat.
Duplin County borders Wayne, Lenoir, Onslow, Jones, Pender, and Sampson counties.
Duplin County is made up of 822 square miles. 816 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.
The population of Faison, NC is about 1,000. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1970's.
The elevation of Faison, NC is 161 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Faison, NC is 28341.
The area code for Faison, NC is 910.
Historically speaking Faison and Duplin County have voted mostly Republican, with 56% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.
As of 2010, 68% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 30% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.
The unemployment rate for Faison is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Farming, forestry, construction, production, and sales make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Duplin Times is the primary newspaper that covers the Duplin County area.